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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Voice Translator - App Review



There are plenty of good dictionaries out there; the difference with this one is the ability to speak to and be spoken to.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
Use settings in the App to choose between voice and text entry. If you choose 'text to text', you can still hear the translation by pressing the microphone icon, and if you choose 'voice to voice', the text is still shown.

The interface is extremely uncluttered, leaving you with just the necessities.

At the bottom left of the screen you pick the source language from:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Catalon (sic), Czech, Danish, German, English (Australian, Canadian, US, and UK), Spanish Iberic, Mexican), French (Gallic and Canadian), Indonesian, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Malaysian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Iberic and Brazilian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, as well as two forms of Chinese.

There is the identical interface at the bottom right to choose the target language. A very minor criticism would be that the titles of the languages are vertically equidistant to their flags which can be a little confusing; it would be better if the names were more obviously associated with the language.

If you have opted for voice entry, speak the word or phrase and then press done, and if using text entry, simply type and press enter.

It really is as easy as that!.

You can additionally send a text message, or an email with the source and destination translations.

Cost
This is a low cost $1 App.

Please be aware that Internet connection charges may apply, which could imply roaming charges (see dependability).

Indispensability
If you travel at all, a dictionary is essential. The additional ability to be able to capture (or speak) in a foreign language is a definite advantage.

Dependability
An Internet connection is required in order to use the App. Some of the translated voices are very realistic; others are somewhat robotic.

Security
There are no issues with the App.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Excellent travel companion

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Voice Translator here and support for the App here.

2 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.5.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    critical iOS7 bug fixed

    ReplyDelete
  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.6 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    You Asked for it !!!
    More Languages Added:
    Armenian
    Bosnian
    Zulu
    Igbo
    Yoruba
    Khmer
    Laos
    Maori
    Marathi
    Mongol
    Nepali
    Punjabi
    Cebuano
    Hausa
    Chinese-Hmong
    Javanese
    Moldavian

    Text limit enlarged up
    to 6000 symbols!
    iOS 6.1.6 Support
    iOS 7.0.6 Support

    ReplyDelete

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